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Police charge man who allegedly provided fraudulent COVID 19 test result at airport


May 5, 2021
The Canadian Press


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TORONTO — Police say they have charged a man at Toronto Pearson International Airport after he allegedly used a fraudulent COVID-19 document.

International travellers arriving in Canada by air must provide health officials with a negative COVID-19 test result from the past three days.

They also must spend three days in a designated quarantine hotel before completing a 14-day period of self-isolation at home.

Peel Region police say they were contacted by a quarantine officer from the Public Health Agency of Canada early Sunday morning about an allegedly fake COVID-19 test document.

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They say a 33-year-old man from Toronto has been charged with uttering a forged document.

He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on a future date.

He was released from police custody, and remained with representatives from the Public Health Agency of Canada for further processing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 5, 2021.

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